Tomorrow! Jaden Tap Tap Inauguration- January 22, 2012

Just a final reminder that TOMORROW, Sunday January 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. will be the inauguration of the Jaden Tap Tap (Tap Tap Garden) and EcoSan Toilet in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince Haiti, hosted by  SAKALA-Pax Christi AyitiBochika, and SOIL.  We have many organizations and individuals joining us to celebrate the formal launch of this youth-tended and community-driven aboveground urban agroecology program. We will have a performance by internationally recognized Haitian musician BelO, greetings by several Ambassadors to Haiti, an open air market, food, music, agricultural demonstrations, youth presentations and performances, and the inauguration of a new community Eco-San toilet.  For those who may be concerned about security,  the site is extremely safe, however, we have also arranged security and the site has been approved  by several embassies and large NGO’s.

 

The Jaden Tap Tap is an acre of former landfill that now symbolizes hope, empowerment, education, and opportunity for the surrounding community.  Your attendance will help us showcase the Jaden Tap Tap as a model for urban agriculture for the neighborhood, country, and the world – demonstrating that bountiful, nutritious gardens can be grown in even the harshest conditions.  To learn more, please visit: www.bochika.org.

 

We hope you can celebrate with us tomorrow, if  you haven’t yet, please RSVP below (http://conta.cc/TapTapEvent).

 

The party will be at:

 

SAKALA Community Center in Cite Soleil
7 Michiko, Route Nacionale #1
GPS: 18.574765, -72.3257737
Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince
Haiti

 

Coming from Downtown,  turn left on the 4th street after the Commissariat, it is the only street with a sign above that says “Covelsa” and will have a sign with arrow pointing to the “Jaden Tap Tap”.

 

Coming from Scierie D’Ayiti, turn right on the 3rd street, on the street that says “Covelsa” and “Jaden Tap Tap”, you will see the Michiko Camp with blue Samaritans Purse tarps right across the street.

 

To view a map of the location, click here: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=7%20Michiko,%20Route%20Nacionale%20#1, 18.574765, -72.3257737, Port-au-Prince, HT

 

Contact Numbers:

 

Daniel Tillias (Creole, English): 3649-1493

Herode Laurent (French, Creole): 3775-6524

Rose Laure Bien Aimee (Spanish, Creole): 3701-5317

Ann Marie Warmenhoven (English, Creole): 4779-3097


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Donate

Please consider donating towards our most immediate costs of building the toilet and hosting the inauguration, thank you!   Please visit our First Giving Page:  http://bit.ly/FirstGivingTapTap to donate and to see how we are doing.   Any money over our immediate goal will go directly ot the Tap Tap Garen. Donations can also be made via PayPal with the memo line “Inauguration” and we will update the First Giving Total.

Contact

Bochika Haiti Program Director- Ann Marie [email protected], 305-747-1984

When

Sunday January 22, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

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Where

SAKALA Community Center in Cite Soleil
7 Michiko, Route Nacionale #1
GPS: 18.574765, -72.3257737
Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince
Haiti

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Formal Invitation:

On behalf of SAKALA-Pax Christi AyitiBochika, and SOIL,  we officially invite you to attend  the inauguration of the Jaden Tap Tap (Tap Tap Garden) and EcoSan Toilet in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince Haiti on January 22, 2011. This incredible event will be the formal launch of the youth-tended and community-driven aboveground urban agroecology program, a collaboration of our organizations.  The celebration begins at 10am and will include a performance by the internationally recognized Haitian musician BelO, agricultural demonstrations, youth presentations and performances, and the inauguration of a new community Eco-San toilet.

The Jaden Tap Tap is an acre of former landfill that now symbolizes hope, empowerment, education, and opportunity for the surrounding community. This bountiful garden already has more than 500 brightly painted tires used as planting beds for nutritious fruits and vegetables, a flower garden, and a nursery with over 1000 Moringa saplings.  250 youth-at-risk from SAKALA eagerly participated in the preparation, planting and maintenance of the garden.  Your attendance will help us showcase the Jaden Tap Tap as a model for urban agriculture for the neighborhood, country, and the world – demonstrating that bountiful, nutritious gardens can be grown in even the harshest conditions.  To learn more, please visit: www.bochika.org.

The Eco-San toilet in Cite Soleil is the newest of SOIL’s Eco-San toilets that are providing essential sanitation services to over 70,000 people in urban and rural Haiti.  The “Toilet Inauguration” includes a fun presentation on the basics of ecological sanitation and hygiene. The toilet also closes the cycle of transforming human wastes into useable resources- the Tap Tap Garden has already purchased 20 bags of Eco-San compost from SOIL.  To learn more, please visit: www.oursoil.org.

We hope you can celebrate with us in Haiti on January 22, if so please RSVP below (http://conta.cc/TapTapEvent).  Media inquires and Haiti or travel questions should be directed to Haiti Program Director, Ann Marie, [email protected] or 305.747.1984. Whether or not you are able to join us, you can celebrate virtually by contributing to the immediate costs of the inauguration and construction of the community Eco-San toilet via our First Giving Page: http://bit.ly/FirstGivingTapTap or through PayPal: http://bit.ly/TapTapDonate.  Any donations over this short-term goal will go directly to the Tap Tap Garden.  It is with the generous support of individuals and organizations like you we continue to work together to make Haiti a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous country.  We look forward to celebrating with you!

Sincerely,

 

Bochika, SAKALA-Pax Christi Ayiti, and SOIL

 


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